science history

The founding of the modern funeral industry can essentially be traced back to President Abraham Lincoln and his support for embalming the human body after death.
In the mid-1600s, the remains of a small child from a family of nobility, were placed in a crypt in Lithuania. Now we are learning, according to a recent report in the journal Current Biology, that this small body is revealing secrets about the origins and spread of smallpox, one of the deadliest scourges to ever plague mankind.